Amanda Burnett went on a date with an unnamed man. When she realized she wasn’t interested in having a second date, she “ghosted” him by not replying to his texts. Then, a few days later, she was surprised to find an invoice in her mailbox that contained an itemized list of everything she consumed while out at the restaurant.
Burnett, 23, went on a date with a man to The Tap in Indianapolis, but didn’t feel that they were compatible. She decided not to respond to his text for a second date, leading him to send her an invoice through the regular mail.
She shared a picture on the invoice on social media, showing the list of items she consumed and accompanying prices, along with a processing fee, sales tax, and shipping and handling charges.
Burnett’s total bill came out to $39.52.
In a follow-up text, the unnamed man also informed Burnett that if she did not pay in a timely manner, she could incur additional costs and that the debt could be turned into collections.
“And to avoid additional penalty or fines have the invoice paid otherwise it will be turned into a collection agency,” wrote the man.
Burnett replied, saying, Hahahahaha f*** off.”
While Burnett was likely seeking some level of support from other social media users, not everyone was on her side.
Some posters were surprised by the man’s actions, but others questioned Burnett’s “morals,” particularly since she ghosted.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, one commenter stated, “Amanda he’s obviously not looking to actually be paid, but you not having the decency to text ‘thanks but it’s not going to work out’ is just dumb.”
Ultimately, the onslaught of negative comments toward her actions led Burnett to set her accounts to private, preventing random users from seeing or joining the conversation.
However, screenshots of the image were picked up by other users before the accounts were restricted, allowing the debate to continue.
Before stepping away from the conversation, Burnett reported said, “Cracks me up how people are instantly like, ‘Well why didn’t YOU text him back? You just wanted a free meal?’”
She added, “YOU AS A WOMAN ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO GIVE A MAN ANYTHING IN EXCHANGE FOR A CHEAP DINNER.”